The Tricking Hour

Author: Irene Silt


SKU: 9781736210451 Category: Tag:
Publisher: Deluge Books
Product ID: 918956


What is a world in which work disappears?

“Time has never made any sense to me. Or rather, I am told the way I describe my experience of time does not add up. I am so disconnected from any common meter that I remain in disbelief of that sort of containment. I think this is what makes me a good whore” so begins Irene Silt’s The Tricking Hour.

Part anti-work polemic, part sex worker’s confession, the luminous essays in The Tricking Hour envision a world organized around collective autonomy, survival, and care, instead of the compulsory exploitation of the body. Silt’s dispatches-largely composed between June 2018 and October 2019 and first published as a monthly column in New Orleans’ ANTIGRAVITY magazine-are already a cult classic in the movement for sex workers against work. Now collected in book form for the first time, with an additional essay written in 2022, The Tricking Hour is a vital account of sex, labor, and criminality in the twenty-first century.

ISBN: 9781736210451
Publisher: Deluge Books
Pub Date: 10/2022
Format: Paperback
Weight: 0.26lbs
Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.17d

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Weight 0.26 lbs
Dimensions 9.00 × 6.00 × 0.17 in